The Disappeared Students of Ayotzinapa with Santiago Aguirre
On the night of September 26 – 27, 2014, Mexican police launched a brutal attack on a group of students from the Escuela Rural Normal de Ayotzinapa who had “borrowed” a bus from the central bus station in Iguala, Guerrero. 43 of the students have never been seen again; a committee of experts appointed by the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights discounted the Mexican government’s official story. Santiago Aguirre is an attorney with the Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustin Pro, a human rights NGO which represents the families of the Ayotzinapa students. The trail of responsibility for the students’ disappearance traces to Chicago and a heroin-importing conspiracy centered here. This event is a part of our Eyes on Mexico speaker series.